What is Bounce Day?

Disasters Happen

It’s a fact. Rochester’s historic F5 tornado in 1835 left at least 37 dead and over 200 injured. Approximately 135 homes were destroyed, and another 200 were damaged. While communities need to be prepared for their own events they also need to be prepared for the consequences of events in other communities close by and across the globe.

Check out the video below which is not ours but gives you  an idea of the power of such a storm  Don’t try chasing storms without experience

  •  95% of disaster victims are rescued by “neighbors,” not “disaster” agencies
  • 85% of critical infrastructure is private, not government The historical paradigm of community preparedness has been government/public safety-centric…not citizen-centric, not whole community in nature. The Bounce Day Collaborative hopes to change all that by assuring that citizens, disaster professionals and health care professionals have a shared understanding of what contributions they can make to ensure that we can rise from the aftermath of a disaster and “Bounce Back.”

Not Just One Day a year

Bounce Day is a capstone event; for the past two years we have had an additional 10 mini-simulation events

Active shooter



Incident command

Refugee camp design

Stop the Bleed

We have a unique blend of skills on our team

In the field disaster response on both military and civilian tea
Leadership and team science
Public health
Simulation science
Health care systems and quality
Medical care delivery
Disaster Preparedness
Community engagement
Curriculum design

How much did we Do and is Anyone Better Off?

  • Registered for Bounce Day: 276
  • 6o High school students from 5 different High Schools
  • 40 MSHS Nurse Practitioner students from 10 programs
  • 26 nursing students from at least two programs.
  • Multiple community volunteers and faculty members including our HAM radio group without whom the event would not have been a success.
  • 46 first and second year medical students